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VOL. IV-NO. 161. NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1879. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. THE NICHOLLS LUNCH HOUSE -AND LADIES' RESTAURANT, 568..........CAMP STREET............58 ICE CREA~ AND SHERBETS, $1 50 PER GALLON. Orders for Pastry, Lunches, and Other Delicacies of the Season, Filled at the Shortest Notice, and at HALF THE RATES OF OTHER RESTAURANTS. fe t t' TIHE C(ON GRESS. ftsage of the National Quarantine Bill in the House. A Political Discussion in the Senate Grow ing Out of Some Peculiar Civil Service Reform. THE SENATE. WASHINGTON, May 27.-The Chair laid be Fire the Senate a commnulcation from the immilssioners of the District of Columbia, a oompanied by a letter from the Auditor, In S .ponse to a resolution of the Senate asking for information in regard to the taxation of lturcbes in the )listrict of Columbia. The ltter was referred to the Committee on the pistrict of Columbia and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mcl)ouald asked to have read several ettions and memorials from aitizens of rovidence, R. I. Mr. Edmunds said it would load the col umns of the Record to publish so much matter In it. Mr. McDonald then explained that the memorial was signed by 300 citizsne of Provi denoe, R. I., soldiers and sailors of the late war, who complained that the law regarding the appointment of soldiers and sailors to dvii positions under the government, has Sbeen frequently violated'. The memorial is accompanied by a petition from one l)r. Green. Charges are made to the effect that thecollector of the port of Providence lsa relative of Senator Anthony, who was put in to superce.l it ITl.on soldier. There was some objection to having these papers read, but consent was at length obtained. Mr. McI)Ional accompanied the memorial with two resolutlonsttihe one referring so much of the memorial as referred to the charges against Senator Anthony to the Com mittee on Civil Service Itefornm, and the other to refer that part of it which charged that the freedom of elections in that State had been interfered with by the Federal authori ties, to the committee to inquire into alleged frauds in the late elections known as the Wallace comnmittee. The said committee to have power to sit during the recess and send for persons and papers and ke take stimony. SMr. Burnside said tie appointments in question had been rmade at his suggestion .td without the privity of his colleague, Mr. nathony. After a spirited debate on the receipt of the s they went over till to-morrow, on ob The Senate then took up the bill relative to portatlon of animals. After discussion liDavis, of West Virginia, moved to re +0mmit the bill. IRejecteld--1 to 32. Mr. Allison moved to strike out the pro ai0ion in relation to lines and forfeitures un der the vile words, "Half to complainaut and the other half," so that the United States ll be the only beneftctary. Agreed to. Edmunds moved to postpone further con ration of the bill until the first Monday of her, for the reason that this session was malled for a special purpose, viz: The consid ration of the appropriation bills. The mo .on was agreed to. A motion to go into executive session was 4efeated-25 to 32. Mr. Bayard then called up his bill to pro Vide for tim exchange of subsidiary coin for ilgal tenders, when without any action there dn the Senate at 3:45 p. m. adjourned. THE HOUSE. SMr. Springer, of Illinois, asked unanimous l aent that there be a call of States for the itiroduction of bills, as of Monday. Mr. Conger objected; that the only hills re tmired were the appropriation bills, and they #0i0d1be reported at any time. The House then, in the morning hour, re lMeddonsideration of the hill in relation to - itansier of causes from State courts. M., Atkins, of Tennessee, inquired if this O uld not be relerrted t tthe commlittee of whole. It was evident that the previous S1ston could not be seconded. After a vain eftf rt to reach some agreement aI to the bill, Mr. Townshend, who had bharge of it, inslstedl upon a vote on the de Mand for the previous question, when the kepublleans, by withholding their votes, broke a quorum, and a call of the House was ordered. The morning hour was used up in dilatory MOtlons, and the bill went over until to-mor O¬lw. The House, as the regular order, took up the bill to increase the fhiciency of the Na tional Board of Ilealth and to) prevent the in froduction into the I'uited States of conta oious and infectious diseases. On motion of Mr. Young, of Tennessee, the lottleagreed to take up tie Senate bill on the Smesubject, and cconslder it, instead of the Sbill. The Senate hill was read. Itas agreed that the hill should be con idered In the House as in comnlmittee of the 'h ole and be suhbjct to amendment. After some debate, in which the importance jpeedlly passing the bill to avoid a throat almity Was lrecognizeud, and the i)ossi Wily if amenu.el in the slightest particular 0.Wdent back to the Senate it uight fail, op Mtion to the bill was withdrawn and it d the House just as it came fronm the and without amenIdment. bLring the debatet on i h bill Mr. Young, of , said he did not think the time of adjournment of Co ngress was very far , r.hps reup . Mr Van Voo)rhis, of New i, nquired whether the gentl.eman was 1a to adjourn without passing the ap tion bills. i I ay frankly that I am not, S believe the appropriation bill will be ThHouse then, at 4:45 p. m., adjourned. Th General Presb)terian Assembly. 4ATOoA, May27.- -The General Assembly e Presbyteriln. Church adjourned to-day. elo0e of the morning session, after the fof the committee of last evening and t optln of a resolution for the revival of General Assembly journal, Dr. Patton mn additional report from the committee O and overtures, and presented an over fro the Synod of Baltimore asking the il expressly to rkacind or reaflim the ae of the assembly of 1;35, declaring tRoman Catholic Church has essen -- aRtatiard from the religion of Our and Saviour Jesus Christ, and, there Soannot be recognized as a Christian .i and also asking it to reverse .? c.eon of the assembly of 1875 the validity of Roman Catholic The committee recommended the of a minute, renewing with em Sheir protest against the errors of the Roman Catholic Church, but expressing an unwillingness to reaffirm the deliverance o, the Assembly of 1835, declaring that that body cannot be recognized as a branch of the Church of Christ, and disowning their beliel and inference respecting the validity d Ro man Catholic baptism which followed said deliverance, and leaving the question ol validity to the conscientious conviction of the applicant for baptism, or to pastors and ses sions, to whom the application is made, thus reaffirming the rebaptism deliverance of the Assembly of 1835. ARCHBISHOP PURCELL'S AFFAIRS. A Plan Formulated by Which His Debts Are to be Paid. NEw YORK, May 27.-From an apparently authoritative source is obtained what is the outline of an appeal in behalf of Archbishop Purcell, that is to be written in Cardinal Mc Ch.skey's house to-day. It is said to have been suggested by the most prominent Catho lic bankers of the city of Cincinnati, upon whose financial judgment reliance is placed. First, the unlooked-for causes of Arch blshop Purcell's calamity will be set forth. It will be urged that to his utter' lack of busi ness ability, rather than to aught else, is his debt attributable. Then, the exact amount of the Archbishop's indebtedness will be stated. Next a table showing how this indebtedness is being par celled out to every diocese and that taxed according to the value of its church prop erty, the numbers of its Catholic population, or their reputed means, may be swept away almost by a single effort. This will ,be followed by an appeal to the hearts of Catholics. The archbishops and bishops will make an appeal directly to each diocese that they govern. The aggregate weight of their signatures, it is believed, will exert a great influence in the other dioceses. Thle belief that such an appeal will be most generously responded to was general in the conell. Archbishop Purcell will remain in this city several weeks. The adoption of a course that commended itself to all seemed to lift great weight from the Cardinal and the entire coun cil. Even Archbishop Purcell, who appeared to be1 utterly weighed down by his sorrow, seemed to gain new strength. THE COAI)JUTOR AICHBISIHOI'. CINCINNATI, May 27.-Advices from Rome, of a semi-ofllcial character, Indilates that Bishop Mecuado, of Rochester, New York, will be selected by the Pope as coadjutor of Archtbishop Purcell. Official news of the ap pointment is expected this week. THIIE PORTING FIELD. IA Batch of Interesting Coming Eventi with the Cue and in the Wrestling, Prize and Walking Rings. NEW YORK, May 27.--Schaffer's challenge to Slosson to allow him 500 points in a game of French carom of 3000 points has been ac cepted by Slosson, who accepts the odds, agrees to toss fJr a choice of table and place, and to make the match for $500 to $2000. A prize tight has been arranged in London between Jack Stewart of Glasgow and Tom Allen of America, in a sixteen, instead of a twenty-four, foot ring. They fought recent ly, but it ended In a tlizzie. Col. McLaughlin failing toarrange a match with Jas. E. Owens, has issued a challenge to wrestle any man in the world, collar and elbow, for $1000 to $10,000 a side. The proposed international billiard match for $2000 betweeln Slosson and Vignaux is off, they not being able to agree on the terms. Patrick Ryan, of Troy, has challenged Johnny Dwyer, of Brooklyn, to light for $1000 a side and the championship, and Dwyer has acceApted. The articles will be signed June fifth next. Advices from Chicago say Peter Crossland is the favorite at $100 to $80 in the interna tional seventy-five-hour walking match, which commences there to-morrow. O'Leary has withdrawn from the match. The contest will lay between Gayon, Parry and Cross land. The international pedestrian contest in London, in which Rowell, Ennis, Brown, Hazael, Ide, Hibbard, Weston and Corkey will compete, has been postponed from June 16 to June 24. THE LOUISVILLE RACE. LOUISVILLE, May 27.- --irst Rare-Kee~Ilne Richards lirst, Pomeroy second, Aua Glenn third. Time, 1:46;:4, 1:46. Scondl Race-- Falsetto first, Buckner sec ond Trinidad third. Time, 3:40%. Third Race--Wallensteln first, Fonso sec ond, Cottrell third. lime, 1:17:'. Fourth Race--Patrol itrst, Wheeler second, Jim Bell third. Time, 7:56;%. THE GREAT DERBY RACE. LONDON, May 28.--Uncas will not run in the IDerby to-day. The latest betting on the race is 9 to 2 against Cadogan, 11 to 2 against Charibet, 6 to 1 against Victor Chief, 10 to 1 against Zut and Falmouth. Contiuuous rains have made the course very heavy, thus affect ing the chances of several favorites, including Charibet. BASE BA LL. MANCHESTER, N. HI., May 27.--Manchesters 11, lHolyokes 18. BILrIMOI3E, May 27.-Baltlmores 9, Wash ingtons 1. WEATHER PROBABILITIES. WAsuINOTON, May 27.-For the Gulf States, stationary slightly higher pressure and tem perature, light to fresh variable winds, and generally clear weather. Judge Dlllon's Resignation. DES MOINEs, May 27.--It s understood from authentic sources that Judge Dillon, now holding court here, has accepted the place of fered by Columbia College. Tihe question of his successor is already agitating the legal profession. His resignation takes effect Sep tember 1, which will enable him to dispose of the uniinished business before him, but will not prevent the President from appointing a successor and the Senate from confirming him before adjournment. If so disposed, his successor can hold the first term in the fall. The Latest Plague. INDEcPEEN1ENCE, Mo., May 27.-This being the year of the locusts' return, they have made their appearance in myriads. The woods are resonant with their noise. Whole "pupa cases" are found attached to the under brush and trees in great quantities. Thous ands may be seen by the observer as he makes his observations. Three days ago none could be found anywhere. TIIE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Meeting of the Democratic Caucus Advisory Conmmittee. No Definite Plan of Action Yet Decided Upcn-The Prospects for Adjournment. WASHINGTON, May 27.-There was another informal conference of the Democratic cau cus advisory committee this evening, at which there was not, however, a full attend ance. Nothing definite was determined on, and members doubt if any action will be taken for some days yet. Speeches were made by Senatore Lamar, Vance and Voorhees and Representatives Springer, Hooker and others, with reference to the legislation before Con gress. The House members expressed the opinion that the ene Senate should at once take up and act on the sliver bill, and some Senators indicated that they did not desire to be - driven into that matter of legislation. With refer ence to the appropriation bills it was gener ally agreed that future developments should determine the action. Brief mention was made of the resolution of the Ways and Means Committee for adjournment on June tenth, and it seems to be the general under standing that Congress would be able to ad journ on that day. The conference did not break up until 12 o'clock. COMMITTEE BUSINESS. WASHINGTON, May 27.-There was an in teresting meeting of the Senate Finance Com mittee this morning, the matter under con sideration being Mr. Voorhees's bill authoriz ing an allowance for loss by leakage or casu alty of spirits withdrawn from distillery warehouses for exportation. This bill was first submitted at the request of the Commis sloner of Internal Revenue. Secretary Sher man was before the committee and submitted his views at length in opposition to the meas ure, his point being that the present mode of collection makes manufacturers careful, and if the proposed bill became a law it would in duce carelessness, and there might be great loss to the government from spirits being shipped in badly prepared packages. All the papers connected with the bill were ordered The silver ill is still on the table in the Senate, and the chairman of the Finance Committee says that if referred to them in the meantine, it will not be considered till the next regular meeting, which is Tuesday of next week. The House Committee on Printing decided to-day to report a bill which provides that the government p)rlilter shrll be appoint-ed by the Senate and not by thie President, as now. The government printer will be required to make an annual r" port of the workings of his ofllice. The committee decided not to take any steps whatever concelrning the rtiuletion of wages. The bill will be reported to the House next Tloesday. The House Committee on PIostoflices and P'ost Roads have agreed to report a hill which provides that all mnail rouotes on which an in crease of speed is desired shall be advertised for separately. The Wallace (formerly Teller's) committee meets to-morrow. Tile first witness to be en amined Sis Judge Mackey, of South Carolina, who will tell what he knows of the condition of affairs in his State during the presidential election. TIE SALE OF REFIINDING CERTIFICATES. The Treasury I)epartment is closely watch ing the money market, and will not permit any disturbance to result from the selling of refunding certificates or from other depart ment operations. Secretary Sherman has a large margin to work upon; can control the market at a moment's notice, and no fear need be entertained. After to-day, no more certilleates will he sold by the treasury here, nor will any more be furnished for sale in Washington, Boston, New York, Philadelphia or Baltimore. The remainder of the certilficates are to be dis tributed, as far as practicable, for sale among bonded postmasters not in the above cities. A DAY FIXED FOR ADJOUIRNMENT. The House Committee on Ways and Means agreed this morning to report a resolution for the adjournment of Congress on June 10. TIIE FITZ JOIIN PORTER CASE. The papers in the Fltz John Porter case are in the hands of the printer. The President will act on them when placed before him. EADS TO GET HIS $500,000. At the Cabinet meeting to-day the Attorney General presented his opinion in the case of Capt. Eads, and, as foreshadowed in these dispatches yesterday, the opinion sustains tile claim of Eads, and the Ipayment of the $500,000 will be made to him to-morrow. TIlE VETO I'REI'AREI). The veto message was read and approved. It will probably be sent to the House to-mour row. WHO ARE ENTIT.ED TO SEND TEL EGRAMS AT GOVERNMENT RATES. The Postmaster General has decided that when an officer of the government sends a telegram to a person not In the service of the government thei person so aldressed rnecomes by that very act, antd for the time being, an agent of the goverlnment. In like manner, whlen a person not in the employ of the government addreses a telegram to an ofGlcer of the gov ernment on government servlel,, hle Is for the time being, and so far as business is con corned, an agent of the g(lvernmI'nt. In both cases thie telegrams must he transmitted at the government rates by the telegraph com pany, but such telegrams must relate exclu sively to government business. TIIE COLEMAN CASE. At the Cabinet meeting to-day the Attorney General made known his decision in the cele brated Pryor Hi. Coleman Tennessee case. During the war Coleman committed murder in Tennessee andti was setenced to death by court-martial. lIis case was appealed through the Supreme Court of the State to the United States Supreme Court, which sulstained the court-martial decision. The Attorney Gene ral held that, under the law, Coleman should be turned over to the military to have his sentence executed, hbut recommendcd that in view of the long time that has elansed since the murder and the turbulent condition of affairs when the murlder was committed, that his sentence be commuted. This will be the final resullt of the case. TIlE PAYMENT OF PENSIONS. It has been discovered that the Treasury Department will be enabiled to furnish more money for the payment of arrears (of pensions than was at first anticipated. The amoulnt which could he provided to the first of July was $2,500,000. Up to andf including May 22, 2993 claims have been settled, representing $1,935,059 77; of these 322 claims, reoresenting $2(04.042 21, have been settled at Washington. The War Democrat to Whom Sherman Wrote a Late Letter. BROOKLYN, May 27.-A special from Wash ington to the Eagle says: It has transpired that the person to whom Secretary Sherman wrote his letter, published in New York last week, announcing himself as a candidate for the Presidency, was J. B. Haskings, a noto rious anti-Tammany politician of New York. Haskings was as closely identified with the jobs of the Tweed ring as Sherman was with the theft of the Presidency in 1876. Haskings was the referee to whom Judge Barnard sent some of the cases which pre-eminently dis graced his judicial career. Sherman ap parently has not learned wisdom from the fate of the letter written by his friend Stanley Mathews. NEW YORK NOTEN. The Life Insurance Oompanies and the Dwight Policy-Some Singular Admissions. NEW YORK, May 27.--A conference has just been held between Timothy Broesnan, of the United States Life Insurance Company, and Wm. Brewer, vice president of the Washing ton Life Insurance Company, in regard to the measures necessary to be taken to contest the claims of Col. Dwight's heirs. Great stress had been laid on the statement made by the agents of the contesting companies that Dwight got his discharge in bankruptcy at 4:80 p. m., November 15, and died at 11 80 the same night. The president of the Metropoli tan Insurance Company made a singular ad mission relative to certain developments re fleeting on the life insurance companies. He said the expos of fraud benefitted the In suraldce e.opies by frightening poicey beldega Ito lavplng their policies, toeYtby caueslng ail premiums paid to inslre to the benefit of the stockholders by releasing the reserve. The various companies interested in the conference refused to say anything ad ditional to what has already been published as to the line of. defense to be adopted, but in timate startling developments. ADDITIONAL FACILITIEB SECURED3 BY THE WABASH BAIA.ROAD COMPANY. The new Toledo and Wabash Railroad man agers have purchased $630,000 out of the $1, 000,000 outstanding of the first mortgage bonds of the Pekin Peoria and Jacksonville Railroad, at fifty-live cents on the dollar, from Arnold and Constable, Trowbridge Enos and the estote of Mark Hopkins. The terms are 10 per cant in cash, the remainder running three years, bearing 6 per cent Interest, but purchasers have the right to make payment In full at any time and acquire possession of the securities which they hold in the mean time. This gives the Wabash Company full control of ninety-four miles of additional road from Peoria to Jacksonville. including the bridge across the Illinois river at Pekin, and also secures them direct communication from Jacksonville with St. Louis and Chicago. SALFS OF REFUNDING CERTIFICATES. The sale of $10 refunding certificates has been stopp)fd in this city. There has been sold $4,700,000 of certificates, or over 10% per cent of the whole number, or if $10,000,000 are still left to be sold, New York has disposed of 13 4-5 per cent of the number sold thus far. TIHE FOREIGN LONGHHOREMEN. Six out of the forty longshoremen who came over yesterday in the steamship Ethiopia to work for the Anchor Line as longshoremen left the dock to-day aindl refused to go back to work with their comrades. They admit hav ing signed a contract on the other side to woi k here three lmon hs at the rate of £2 8s per wee-k and is per hour overtime. Most of them have, however, heenI out here before. and availed themselves of the opportunity to get a passage to America. Many of the forty are bricklayers, masons, etc. ANNUAL. MEETING; OF THlE P'RODUCE EX (CIHANGE. The annual meeting of the Produce Er change was held this aftern(oa. The treas urer reported an increase in the present value of the surplus fund during the year of $138,383 28, making the value of the fund $476,56(7. ANOTHER COAL COMBINATION. A new ?,pal combination, based on rates rather than on the limit of the amount of production, seems inmiunent.- It will however not assume the shape of a strictly formal agreement, as has hen the case with previous combinations, but will be an arrangement for a gradual advance in prices without regard to production, the advance being forced by an agreement to increase freight rates. The moving parties are said to be the Philadelphia and Reading Iron (oompany and the Philadel phia and Reading Railroad Company. Frank lin iB. Gowan, president of thelatter company, is in the city, but is reticent concerning the plans under consideration: and this morning refused to say anything upon the subject. A RECEPTION TO CHURCH DIONITARIES. The Catholic Union of this city gave a grand reception this evening, at the rooms of the Xavier Union, to the Roman Catholic pre lates. Another Severe Fight on the Plains Indian Depredations. HELENA, Montana, May 27.-John Vincent and four other men, while traveling from Fort Keogh to Fort Assinaboine, were at tacked by fifty Yanktonnais Indians. After fighting twenty hours and killing eleven of the Red skins the men succeeded in effecting their escape, but were obliged to abandon their horses and wagons. The Indians near Fort MacLeo'dare killing white men's cattle to avoid starvation. Chicago's New City Hall. CHICTAGO, May 27.-The Common Council, so.me time since, appointed a committee to in vestigate the new city hall, which has reached its second story. The committee report four teen counts against it, and recommend that it be torn down, and the report was referred to the building committee, with five experts to examine the building. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Cologne (Gazett says, that when any one is arrested by the police the fact is kept secret, and every one who calls at the arreoted per son's house is also put under arrest. One of the persons arrested was a physician in good practice, and it so happened that at the time he was captured a child was taken ill in a family which he was in the habit of attending. During the night the child's illness became so alarming thatbe father went to fetch the doctor, but on afving at the house he was seized by the police and carried off, in spite of his protests. The mother waited an hour or more, and, finding that her husband did not return, went herself to the physician's house, where she, too, was arrested. Meanwhile the child remained alone in the house, and on the following morning it was dead. fhr--*GO. --- 'hree general assemblies of the Presby terian Church began their proceedings last Thursday- the Northern Presbyterians at Saratoga, the Southern Presbyterians at Louisville, and the Cumberland Presby terians at Memphis. The Northern church consists of 5269 churches, with 567,855 enrolled communicants; the Southern, of 1878 churches, with 114,578 communicants. The Cumberland Church is a comparatively small body. Once, when Beethoven was hard up, he wrote a letter to a friend asking a loan of $5. lie didn't get the money, but perhaps it would cheer him to know that that letter sold for $22 50 last week. Doubtless Beethoven would have given the buyer that letter originally at lower rates and been well pleased. In the race for the two thousand guineas at Newmarket, in which Uncas was engaged, a hare was started, and instead of making for the heath got in among the running horses and raced with them a good spurt. The box office of the Varieties Theatre will be open from 10 a. m. until 4 D. m. this day for the purpose of sale of reserve seats and tickets to the performance of "Love's Sacrifice." Satur day. May 31. As there have been a very large number of tickets sold it is advisable that you call early and secure your seats. Wine on lee, and plenty of it, at the Southern Yacht Club boat house. Visitors will be treatel to Champagne de Montigny. BUCKEYE POLITICS. Arranging the Preliminaries for the Fall Campaign. The Coming Candidates for Governor Thurman in the field and Sher man Likely To Be. CtINrNNATI, May 27,.--The Republicans are gathering for the State Convention to-mor row, but no one can tell with any degree of certainty what will be done. The fight be tween Taft and Foster for the gubernatorial nomination is warm and, pretty even. The state of affairs is still further compli cated by the uncertalaty regardlng Sher man's course. It was attled tihat he was out of the race till rumors began tocomae from Sw wourdl pobably at'e .mocratic aci'ination. The tangle is made worse this morning, by the followg Washington special in the En qwirer: "If John G. Thompson has any au thority to speak for Allen G. Thurmaa, all doubt is removed as to the latter's intentions to become a candidate for the Democratic nominatioin Thompson does not minee mat ters. He says it is the intention of the Ohio Democrats to nominate Thurman; that he must not decline; and that moreover he will not. 'But, Mr. Thompson,' queried your cor respondent, 'can 1 say absolutely, in my dis patches to the Enquirer to-night, that Senator Thurman will accept the Democratic guber natorial nomination?' 'You may,' added Thompson, 'and moreover make the state ment as emphatic as the English language can make it."' As the determination of Sherman not to be a candidate has been based on the assumption that Thurman was out of the race, it is not known what the result will now be. Taft 's friends continue to speak with confidence, but are evidently alarmed. THE FIGHT BETWEEN TAFT AND FJORTER. CINCINNATI, May 27.-No political event, since the nomination Ef Hayes, has created such Interest here as the Republican Conven tion which meets at the Music Hall to-morrow to nominate a State ticket. Interest centres entirely in the Governor, and so ardently are all the adherents of each candidate at work, that persons interested in other places on the ticket can scarcely get a hearing. The fight is between Taft and Foster, both sides insist ing that there is no possibility of a break'for Sherman at the last moment. Since the positive announcemeint this morn ing that Thurman would accept the Demo cratic nomination there has been a stronger feeling than ever in favor of Sherman. It is rumored to-night that Gen. Robinson holds important telegrams from Sherman, to be used at the last moment in a certain contin gency. What this contingency is, Gen. Rob inson declines to make public. The Taft men were very jubilant this morning and are still claiming votes enough to nominate, though not with such confidence. Foster's followers are much more positive in their claims than heretofore. Tlhey say Foster has made headway with the uninstructed delegates, and will be nominated by receiving 280 of the 554 votes of the con vention. So earnest is the light that little Is said of the platform, except that It will be short and stalwart, and, at the same time, I n dorse the President and Secretary Sherman. Gen. Allen T. Brinsmade, of Cuyohoga, has been selected by the Central Committee as temporary chairman of the convention. TIHE LATEST ESTIMATES. CINCINNATI, May 27.-At midnight excite moet still runs high, and the rooms of Taft and Foster in the Gibson House are crowded with followers. All night both sides have been positive in claims. At the Foster head quarters 298 votes are claimed, at Taft's 305. It takes 278 to nominate. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. The Murderers, Jennie Smith and Covert Bennett, Overcome by Their Conviction. JERSEY CITY, May 27.-Mrs. Jennie Smith and Covert Bennett, who were convicted of murder in the first degree for killing Richard Smith, husband of the former, are locked in the cells that they occupied in jail previous to their conviction. They are closely watched. Both have been searched and all instruments with which they could commit suicide have been removed. They are overcome by their conviction. A DESPERATE AFFRAY IN MICIIIGAN. FLINT, Mich., May 27.-Sylvester Trainer and David Callahan had a desperate affray growing out of Callahan's objection to Trainer visiting his daughter. Callahan was wounded in the forehead with a billet and Trainer was shot through the hand. ANOTHER MURDER IN 01110. CINCINNATI, May 27.-Elva Underwood, son of the leader of the notorious Underwood gang, was shot down in his field while at work. He fell dead pierced by two bullets. Jesse Underwood, his brother, who escaped from Bath county jail and has been at Iort Underwood, his father's home ever since, was near by and attempted to intercept the assassins, but failed. Jesse Isa walking arse nal by day, and at night sleeps with parts of tihe family on watch. AN INTERESTING FAMILY COMPLICATION. CINCINNATI, May 27.-A man named Clark eloped with his married stepdaughter who, with her husband, lived in the same house. The parties first went to Covington, but being followed up, made promises of returning, and to-day both skipped, leaving their former partners behind. The deserted husband and deserted wife are also mother and stepson in-law of the fugitive pair. D A VALUABLE CANADIAN LUMBER YARD DE" STROYED. CARLTON PLACE, May 27.-About noon to day a lire broke out in McLaren's lumber yard, one of the most extensive in Canada, situated on the line of the Canada Central near here. Owing to the scarcity of water very little could be done to arrest the flames, but the fire was got under control about 5 p. m. Twenty-four million feet of dry lumber were stacked in the yard, of which fully 14,000,000 feet were burned. McLaren's loss is about $130,000; insured for $50,000 in twenty different American companies. A hall mile of the Canada Central Railroad track, which runs through the yard, was de stroyed. The fire caught from sparks of a passing locomotive. A Compromle With the Pine Land Ring of Minnesota. ST. PAUL, May 27.-Reports from Washing ington indicate that a comnpromise s to be made with the' pine land ring of this city and Minneapolls, who have for years been tres passing upon government lands and stealing millions of dollars' worth of lumber. The government has been holding them to settle at $5 per thousand, but it appears in a major ity of cases an offer of $2 50 will be accepted. A Longshore Strike Accompanied With Vlolence. BUFFLO, N. Y., May 27.-For some time past the longshoremen of propellers here have been dissatisfied with their wages-fif teen cents an hour. They demanded twenty cents. The managers refused and the men struck. The managers put on new men, em ploying them by the month instead of by the hour and the strikers this morning, to the number of 20o, raided on the propellers and violently drove everybody off, officers, crew and longshoremen alike being obliged to fly for their lives. The police courts were aP plied to for a sufficient number of policet preserve the peace. To-night all is quiet, the police will protect the laborers from the strikers. THE UNITED KINGDOX. France and England and the Khedive Slavery To Be Abolished is Oabs. LowIno, May 17.-Hon. Andrew White, the newly-appointed United States minister to Berlin, has arrived In the city, on route tb the German capital. The proposed conference of ambassadors at Constantinople, to discuss the Greek frontier settlement, is postponed. The treaty of peace between the British and Yakoob Kahn has been signed. France proposes, if England does not boon Join her, to act on her own responsibility with the Kledlve, The latter is supported by the Bultan. The Spanish Cabinet leaves the question of 3aban reforma to the Cortes, but insists on the atthMon of slavery. In the Houseof Commons to-day the min istry announced that no differences exist be* tween France and England respecting Egypt. THE.OfLLIERY DS5PUTES D~EIDf D IN FAVYO OFr THE MT.IERS. The arbitrator appointed to settle the South Yorkshire colliery disputes,has decided against the owners who proposed a reduo tion of wages of 12./ per cent. The decision effects over 50.000 miners, who are much elated ever their victory by arbitration. B.KOOB KHAN'S INDEItNITT. LONDW., May 28.-A dispatch from Simla says that India will pay Yakoob Khan a sub sidy of six laes of rupees yearly. EULOOI.M ON WM. LLOYI (MaBlt.UO1. LONDON, May 27.-The Aborigines Protec tion Society, at a meeting last night, passed resolutions expressing their deep regret at the death of Wmin. Lloyd Garrison, and also of their admiration of his character, etc., etc. ITALY. The IVolcano of Mount Etna in Active Eruption. LONDON, May 28.-A dispatch from Naples says the eruption of Mount Etna continues, and dense volumes of, smoke and flames are issuing from an .opening on the northern side. FRANCE. The Inter-Oceanic Canal to be Bailt With out Government Aid, PARIS, May 27. --The inter-oceanic commis sion have suggested a transit duty of lifteen francs per ton on all vessels passing through the canal, and r.epudiate asking assistance from any government for its completion. GERMANY. Passage of the Government Bill Increasing the Tariff Rate, BERTIN, May 27.--The Reichstag. to-day passed the govern ment bill provisionally levy Ing increased duties, but restricts its applica tion to pig iron, colonial produce, tobacco and petroleum. Peinee Bismarck will shortly take a pro longed holiday. TURKEY. Trouble Anticipated in Roumelia when the New Governor Assumes Control. LONDON, May 27.-- Aleko Pasha, recently appointed Governor of Eastern Roumella, will to-day assume the administration of the affairs of that new State. His reception in Phillippopolis will, it is apprehended, be at tended with serious disturbances. The Ron melians hate the Turks more bitterly than ever. THE AF6tHAN WAR. Alleged Conditions Upon Which the Anglo Afghan Treaty Will Be Based. [Petersburger Zeitung.] The following are stated on good authority to be the conditions of peace between land and AfgIthistan: 1. The Briti'm troops operating againstAf ghanistan will remain for the present in the positions they now occupy; the Indian gov ernment will not insist upon the march of a division through Cabul. 2. After the signature of peace the Khyber column will be.withdrawn to Lundi Kotul, Gen. Roberts's division to the Kurum fort, ano that of Gen. Stewart to Plchin. 3. Instead of an annexation de facto, Yakoob Khan will consent to the residence of a British garrison in the three at1ve mentiOned Places, and England will furEter have the right to station outposts at Alikhel and in advance of Pischin. 4. The Indian government will be entitled to residents either on temporary or perma nent missions to certain parts of Afghanis tan, and the Emir solemnly pledges himself to afford them every protection. 5. Yakoob Khan will be recognized as Emir and hisembassador to the Indian court will be treated with due courtesy. 6. A subsidy will be paid to Yakoob Khan, in return for which he will keep the passes open. The revenue of the districts held by the British will belong to the Emir. 7. The Emir will renounce all political com munlcation with Tashkend, and will recog nize England as his natural ally. 8. An offensive and defensive alliance will be concluded for certain eventualities. 9. The northern fortresses of Afghanistan will be made stronger under British super vision, and a portion of the cost entailed will be defrayed by England. 10. Neither a Russian nor any other Eu ropean envoy will be received in Cabul with out the previous consent of the Indian gov ernment. England will give the Emir her moral support in the eventuality of his throne being menaced by interior complications. ----+e*---- TO-DAY'S RACES. There was an unusual stir at the New Lake End yesterday afternoon. The crews of the several yachts were full of Monday's races, and were talking about nothing else, even whilst they were preparing for to-day's con test. As it is to be a race amongst profes sionals it is expected that every boat will be put to the test, and therefore whatever is in a yacht will be brought out. What the Pluck and Luck would do, what the Lady Emma would show, was discussed with all the earn estness of a political problem. The race will be over the samng course as yesterday, and if there is a good wind some excellent time may be expected. The prizes are: For the first class $150, second class $100, third class $75, fourth class $50, and for the cabin yachts $25. Rare sport may be expected and it may be put down as a certainty that the position of the first day's race will be changed. tLiceuse an ad eapital tai ce l State U be p.te new.